National Travel Debate Team

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Rising 6th to Seniors

National Travel Debate Team

The National Travel Debate Team is part of Capitol Debate’s prestigious middle and high school debate programs. This team is a very select group of students that have attended our camps and/or online introduction class and have previously competed with our team in the past.  It is by invite only.

Students meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening.  Class times range from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Team members must keep the entire block time open.   Each group of 8 students will be coached by a Senior Instructor and a Junior Instructor.  The main focus of the online sessions is to prepare students for upcoming debate tournaments.

Preparation for upcoming tournaments includes:

  • Case Writing Sessions
  • Writing Rebuttal Briefs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Practice Debates with extensive critiques
  • Advanced Debate Discussions
  • Evidence Cutting
  • Joint Research Sessions
  • Crossfire Strategies
  • End Game Strategies for Topics
  • Organization
  • How to Select Winning Arguments


How Do I know I qualify for the team

You will be invited directly by our Director of Debate. The cost is $1,250 per semester. This price pays for your online training you’ll need in your debates. Tournament costs are separate.

If you would like to confirm that you are eligible to join, please send an email to, or call our main office at 855.933.2283.

***Cancellation and Refund Policy: Payments are nonrefundable. Credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event. . Full payments are fully nonrefundable but you can use 100 percent of it as credit one year after the date of the event.

Cancellation Policy: All payments are nonrefundable. Should cancellation be necessary, full credit will be provided up to 1 year from the date of the event, if written notice of cancellation is provided prior to May 1st for camps and at least two weeks for other programs. Any add-ons, tournament or fees paid cannot be refunded and are non-transferrable. Summer camp cancellations received after May 1st or programs cancellations after two weeks prior to program starting must also be made in writing and will follow the below schedule for applicable credit to your account.
    Camp cancellation credit timetable:
  • After May 1 | 85% credit
  • 30 - 22 days before start date | 70% credit
  • 21 - 8 days before start date | 60% credit
  • 7 - 4 days before start date | 50% credit
  • 3 - 1 day before start date | 25% credit
  • No Show | 0 credit
    Other programs cancellation credit timetable:
  • Two weeks before program start | 100% credit
  • Within two weeks before program start | 50% credit
  • Day of or No Show | 0% credit

  • For more information about Capitol Debate’s policies, terms and conditions of registration, please see our Terms, Policies, and Conditions page.
Trip / Cancellation Insurance: Trip and/or Cancellation Insurance can be purchased through a 3rd party provider such as or Plans range in cost from $20 to $285 and can protect your investment in various ways from lost luggage or missed connection compensation to cancellation for any reason with 70% - 100% refund options. Most plans require enrollment on or before the final payment is made for your trip so please be sure to look into these available options today.